Symplectic Repository Tools: Deposit Lifecycle with Interchangeable Repositories

  • Richard Jones
Keywords: OR2010, Research Management, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


This paper presents the development of software at Symplectic Ltd to provide a full CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete) interface for a number of digital repositories using common, open standards: Symplectic Repository Tools []. The primary objective of this work has been to integrate a research management system (Symplectic Elements []) with both DSpace [] and Fedora [] (specifically, for the University of Oxford)1, such that the academic's experience of managing their repository content is simple, straightforward and in no way diverting from the overall process of managing their research outputs. The consequences of this include increased uptake of the repository and higher throughput of fulltext content.